Berkshire County may not exactly be Napa Valley but we do have number of wineries producing some excellent wines. In fact, there are enough Berkshire wineries right near our Lee, MA B&B you could easily take a Berkshire Winery Trail day-trip!
Wineries trade on the uniqueness of their process, tradition, and region. Visiting a vineyard, seeing the process, meeting the winemaker, and sampling wine on its home soil can be a priceless experience. The experience not only enriches that particular winemaker’s wines but every wine you taste thereafter. It doesn’t hurt that most wineries not only welcome visitors but set up special tasting rooms or bistro-like areas for them!
As I said at the top, Applegate Inn is within easy driving distance of a number of excellent Berkshire wineries. With so many nearby, it’s a snap to lay out a Berkshire Winery Trail itinerary to make an afternoon or even a day of it.
Berkshire Winery Trail Stops Near Applegate Inn
502 East St, Pittsfield, MA 01201 – 413-464-4629
Balderdash Cellars is a boutique Berkshire winery that was founded in 2011. The wineries focus is ultra-premium wines from world-class California grapes. Balderdash Cellars tasting room is open from 1pm to 5pm on Saturdays.
Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards
508 Canaan Rd, Richmond, MA 01254 – 800-833-6274
Furnace Brook Winery was established in 1995 as a traditional English cidery, then expanded into varietals. The wineries award-winning wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and others, along with ciders and apple wines. Furnace Brook Winery is open for tastings daily and year-round, from 9am to 5pm. They also sell a variety of farm goods from their Farm Winery Store.
Les Trois Emme Winery
8 Knight Rd, New Marlborough, MA 01230 – 413-528-1015
Les Trois Emme Winery opened its doors in 2004 and has since produced a wide variety of wines. These include Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Vine Zinfandel, reds, blushes, whites, and a variety of fruit wines. Their tasting room is open 12pm to 5pm weekends (Thursday and Fridays, too during summer) and they offer tours, tastings, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
Berkshire Winery Trail
All the Berkshires wineries listed above are just 20 minutes or less from Applegate Inn but these aren’t the only wineries in Berkshire County!
If you’re interested in visiting these or other Berkshire wineries when you stay at Applegate Inn, just let us know! We can help you to find one that fits your tastes or even help design a personal “Berkshire Wine Trail” day trip!
Whatever it is you’d like to do during your Berkshire County getaway, just let us know and we’ll give you all the insider’s info we can.